"I think he is very sensitive and prickly about all of his bankruptcies. I think that's one reason he was afraid to face Megyn Kelly again was because of his fears of discussing his bankruptcies. His shtick, the act he puts on is he is very rich, he is really smart because he is very rich and give him power because he will fix everything but the bankruptcies sort of bely that."
---Rand Paul on why Trump was afraid to face Megyn Kelly at the last Fox News debate.
2016 GOP Presidential candidate, Senator Rand Paul called into Kilmeade & Friends from Waukee, Iowa to discuss today's Iowa Caucuses, his thoughts on the reason Donald Trump didn't show up at last week's Fox News debate, why blames the RNC for artificially inflating the importance of polls when it comes to who makes the main debate stage and how he feels if he has a strong showing in Iowa he should be on the main stage regardless of the latest polls.
Rand Paul's thoughts on Trump being afraid to face Megyn Kelly at the last Fox News debate and why Trump is not a real conservative
(RAND) I think he is very sensitive and prickly about all of his bankruptcies. I think that's one reason he was afraid to face Megyn Kelly again was because of his fears of discussing his bankruptcies. His shtick, the act he puts on is he is very rich, he is really smart because he is very rich and give him power because he will fix everything but the bankruptcies sort of bely that. The other problem he has is the voters who come to conservatives and conservative principles, many of us believe in limiting power and the beauty of the Constitution was is it was limiting how much power went to congress, how much power went to Washington, how much power went to the president but you don't hear that from Donald Trump. You hear, give me power and I will fix things and that worries us who have seen what happens historically when people get too much power.
Rand on the possibility the latest polls will cost him a place on the main stage in the next debate & blaming the RNC for focusing too much on polling
(RAND) If we are one of the top candidates coming out of Iowa we are going to raise a big ruckus if they try to keep us out of the next debate.
(BRIAN) That's right, it will be next week. When will you find out?
(RAND) It just goes so quickly now and we blame the party a little bit because I think the RNC has really done a lot of this stuff. They have decided they're artificially making these designations but I don't know how they can discount voters in favor of a poll? It's one thing if the polls become true, then the polls are somewhat accurate. The polls often have been off 10 or 15 points then I would think you would count voting, that voting would be a lot more important than polls.
(BRIAN) you feel if you are in the top tier in the Caucus, if you are in the top third, that should be enough to get you on the main stage in New Hampshire?
(RAND) Well the weird thing would be, what if I beat four people? What if I beat Bush, Kasich, Christie and Carson in Iowa?
(RAND) Would it be fair to put them on the next debate and leave me off if I beat them here? It is kind of crazy rules and they shouldn't be so artificial, they need to try to be including people who have a real chance.